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Accident Lawyer in Wood Dale, IL

Accident Lawyer in Wood Dale, IL. If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, speak to an experienced, driven and knowledgeable accident lawyer in Wood Dale, IL with Burger Law to learn how we can protect and fight for you. Call our office now at (314) 500-HURT or complete our online form.

An accident - by definition unintentional - is a shocking event that changes your life forever. If you are injured because someone was negligent and caused an accident, you may be able to make a claim for a financial recovery under Illinois law. Regardless of the person's intent, when someone's negligence puts you in an accident and injures you, you do not deserve to pay with pain, disability, lost wages, medical costs, quality of life and other resulting losses. When an accident happens and leaves you injured, an experienced Wood Dale, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law is here to restore you by getting compensation that covers your full damages. We are dedicated to getting our clients complete recoveries and never stop fighting until you get justice.

Begin your journey toward a full recovery right away. With your life at stake, you need and deserve the best quality legal advocacy and counsel to get you the highest available settlement and reduce the stress, uncertainty, financial worry and general hardship you will otherwise face during the claim process. You do yourself no favors by waiting. Talk to one of Burger Law's Wood Dale, IL accident lawyers right away. Visit us at the Burger Law accident law office site most convenient for you, or contact us online now.

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Accident Lawyer in Wood Dale, IL

In any accident, if you were injured, it is wise to speak to a Wood Dale, IL accident lawyer right away. Sometimes with minor injuries that do not require a lot of treatment, an insurance company in Wood Dale, IL will offer you a fair settlement. But far too often the insurance company pulls tricks to try to deceive you and devalue your claim. That is when you need the experienced and knowledgeable Wood Dale-based Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law to fight by your side. Our incredibly helpful and compassionate Wood Dale, IL team of attorneys and paralegals will make sure you are always up to date on the status of your case and work tirelessly to recover the maximum financial recovery.

Do I Need an Accident Lawyer in Wood Dale, IL?

While some victims in simple, straighforward, low-damage, no-injury cases receive a fair offer from the insurance company right away, these instances are rare. In most cases, following an accident, you need a passionate Wood Dale, IL accident lawyer to represent your interests and protect your future. If any of the following are true for you, contact an accident lawyer in Wood Dale, IL as soon as possible. You should plan to hire a lawyer if:

  • you suffer pain that persists beyond 1-2 days after the accident
  • you received medical care
  • your injuries prevent you from being able to work as normal
  • anyone was seriously injured or killed
  • the accident was caused by an illegal activity such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol or someone driving after losing their license priviledges
  • you do not know who the responsible party is, such as in a hit-and-run scenario
  • liability is complicated due to multiple parties being involved or providing conflicting accounts
  • there was a commercial truck or other commercial vehicle involved, or someone working like a delivery driver
  • government agencies may be at fault, such as roads in poor repair, traffic signs that aren not adequately visible or traffic lights that are malfunctioning
  • the accident happened while you were on the job
  • you were a passenger of a Lyft, Uber, taxi, or limo

Following your accident, you are almost guaranteed to have questions and run into uncertainties and legal complexities. Play it safe and speak with an injury lawyer in Wood Dale, IL as soon as possible. Maybe you simply do not have time or want to avoid communicating with the insurance company and handling the legal paperwork of making an injury claim. Hire an accomplished Wood Dale, IL accident lawyer to take the entire ordeal off your plate, leaving you to carry on your daily life. Burger Law will not take on your case as your injury attorney until we determine the potential value we can add to your case. Speak to us for free now at (314) 500-HURT.

What Will My Wood Dale, IL Accident Lawyer Do?

Diligent, dedicated, tenacious, your Burger Law accident lawyer in Wood Dale, IL fights hard and does not quit until you are repaid and restored. We leverage our past experience, relationship and resources to build an infallalble case and do whatever it takes to get you maximum compensation. With decades of experience doing just that, we know how to hold negligent drivers accountable and make the insurance companies pay full settlements to our Wood Dale, IL clients. When you hire Burger Law, we get started on your case immediately. We will:

  • Investigate every aspect of your case
  • Work with crash experts to determine who is liable
  • Track and file medical bills, police reports and other important documents
  • Determine and prove negligence
  • Value your claim and negotiate a full recovery with the help of medical and economic experts
  • Offer sound, personal and empathetic legal advice
  • Stand up to bullies like bad faith insurance companies to get you a fair settlement
  • Skillfully present your case to a jury when necessary

What Must I Prove in My Illinois Accident Claim?

You may feel entitled to compensation based on the circumstances surrounding your accident, but to make the at-fault party pay for your damages your claim must meet the minimum legal requirements under Illinois civil law. Before we sign with you as a client, your Wood Dale, IL accident lawyer from Burger Law will evaluate your case to make sure you have a qualified claim. After that, we will work tirelessly to prove all elements of your claim and demand a full recovery.

Following the Illinois rules of evidence to document your argument, your Wood Dale, IL Burger Law accident lawyer will prove the four requirements of your Illinois personal injury case.

  1. Duty of Care: We must establish that there was a relationship between you and the defendant such that the defendant owed you a duty of care. In a car accident case, this is automatically fulfilled as all motorists owe each other a duty to drive with care to avoid putting others in danger. In a slip and fall case, it is the owner or person in control of the property's duty to post warning and/or remove any dangers on the property to keep visitors safe.
  2. Breach of Duty of Care: Next your lawyer needs to be able to show that the defendant was negligent and breached their duty of care to you. There are many examples of negligence, which can take the form of both actions and failures to act. Failing to reduce speed in poor weather conditions or choosing to speed are examples of auto accident negligence. In a slip and fall accident, failing to rope off or cover a hole in the sidewalk could be a breach of duty of care.
  3. Causation: This is where we connect the dots. Your injury lawyer must show that the accident was caused by the defendant's behavior. Illinois law follows a model of modified comparative negligence, which means that when there are multiple parties who share fault for an accident, you can make a claim and recover damages, reduced by the amount of fault you carry, for anyone who is less than 50% at fault. So in proving causation, if the other driver was mostly at fault for the accident, you can still make a recovery even if their actions did not singularly cause the accident. For example, if the other party in your car accident is 80% responsible for the accident and you are 20% responsible, you can demand a settlement for 80% of your damages from the other party.
  4. Damages: Finally, your accident lawyer has to prove that you suffered damages, or losses, due to the accident caused by the negligence of the defendant. As the victim in an accident, you likely have faced a laundry list of damages, both economic and non-economic, from concrete expenses like medical costs and lost wages as well as abstract losses like mental pain and anguish and disability.

If you were hurt in an accident because someone else was negligent and did not care about your safety, speak to the Wood Dale area Illinois accident lawyer team of Burger Law today at (314) 500-HURT. We provide a free evaluation of your case and when you hire a Burger Law accident lawyer in Wood Dale, IL, we never rest until we win your claim and get you a complete financial recovery.

Wood Dale, Illinois Auto Accident Lawyer

The Bureau of Justice Statistics found that over half of personal injury cases were motor vehicle claims. The Illinois Vehicle Code (625 ILCS 5/) stipulates that "every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care" to others on the Wood Dale and Illinois roadways. If you are injured because of a driver's negligent or reckless actions, you are owed damages. Every Burger Law Wood Dale-based Illinois accident lawyer has seen every type of auto accident and knows how to get you a full financial recovery. Below are the most common types of claims our accident lawyer team in Wood Dale, IL see.

Car Accident Lawyer in Wood Dale, IL

Crashes between passenger vehicles - such as cars, minivans, pick-up trucks and SUVs - are by far the most common type of motor vehicle accident. In 2019, passenger vehicle occupants accounted for 62 percent of all deaths in fatal crashes.

Some of the most common types of car accidents our accident lawyers work with in Wood Dale, IL are:

Whatever the specific circumstances and causes of your car accident injuries, we know how car accident claims work. Our accident lawyer team inWood Dale, IL reviews every piece of evidence, including witness testimony, surveillance footage and photographs from the accident scene. Once we determine who is liable for your injuries, we will aggressively and tenaciously work to get you justice and make sure they are held accountable.

Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Wood Dale, IL

Motorcycle drivers are at an especially high-risk for injury in an accident due to motorcycles' lack of stability and protection. Despite only accounting for 0.6 percent of miles driven by all vehicles, they accounted for 14% of all fatalities and 3% of injuries in motor vehicle crashes. While certain safety measures like wearing a helmet can substantially reduce the risk of injury or death, you cannot help it when other Wood Dale and Illinois drivers break the rules. If a reckless or negligent driver caused you injury, call the Wood Dale, IL accident lawyers of Burger Law today. We have seen firsthand the devastation that a motorcycle accident can have on Wood Dale, IL individuals and families, and know exactly how to get you maximum compensation for all of your damages.

Truck Accident Lawyer in Wood Dale, IL

Truck accidents also present higher risk for those on the Wood Dale, IL roads. Trucks weigh 20-30 pounds heavier than passenger vehicles and can take 20-40 percent longer to stop. That means they exert a much higher amount of force in collisions and truck drivers have much less time to react. There may be nothing more dangerous on the Wood Dale, IL roads than an 18-wheeler that is unfit to be driven or a truck driver who is not currently fit to drive. They are often part of multi-vehicle accidents which can make investigating them complicated. Your Wood Dale-based Illinois accident lawyer may find that several parties are liable, including:

  • The truck driver or another driver for driver error, such as distracted driving or not accounting for weather conditions.
  • The trucking company for not properly maintaining the truck, not performing inspections, negligent hiring practices or forcing their drivers to drive longer than the hours of service regulations allow.
  • The manufacturer for not safely designing the truck or not recalling a defective part.
  • The shipping company for improperly loading cargo.

Whatever the cause of your truck accident, you can be sure Burger Law's Illinois accident lawyer team in Wood Dale has seen it before. We will make sure each and every liable party takes responsibility for all of your damages to secure you a full financial recovery.

Bus Accident Lawyer in Wood Dale, IL

While rare, bus accidents are similar to truck accidents in that they can cause a lot of damage and there are special rules that go with driving them. Like truck accidents, you can sue the driver of the bus, the bus company, the manufacturer or, in some cases a Wood Dale, IL or Illinois governmental entity. For example, if your child was hurt in a school bus accident, your Illinois accident lawyer in Wood Dale may be able to help you make a claim against a public school district if the crash was caused by a snowstorm and they should have canceled school.

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Accident Lawyers Who Win

Our Wood Dale, IL accident lawyers have brought hundreds of accident victims in Wood Dale and across Illinois more than $170 million in compensation for a wide variety of accidents. We have expertise, knowledge and resources to help you get justice in any kind of accident case in the Wood Dale, IL area, including:

What Other Types of Accidents Do Accident Lawyers Represent?

While the majority of Wood Dale, IL and Illinois personal injury cases are auto accidents, people can be injured in all kinds of negligence-based accidents. Every Burger Law Wood Dale-based Illinois accident lawyer is knowledgeable and experienced in every personal injury and liability claim you can imagine.

In any kind of accident, if you were injured due to another person's negligent behaivor you are owed compensation for your damages. Every Burger Law accident lawyer in Wood Dale, IL has experience with all types of accident and personal injury claims and will not be satisfied until you get your rightful financial recovery. Call (314) 500-HURT now.

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How Do I Get the Best Possible Settlement for My Accident?

The ultimate job of your Wood Dale, IL accident lawyer is to protect your rights and get you justice when someone causes an accident that insures you. We help make you whole again through a great settlement that restores you from all the ways in which the accident has cost you. You did not deserve to be injured and it is certainly not right that you should have to pay for another person's mistakes with your hard-earned money and your well-deserved comfort and quality of life.

Moral rationale and Illinois state law says that you deserve to recover your damages after you are subjected to damages because of another person's negligence. While Illinois law allows for accident victims to move to collect compensation for the total amount of their damages, it is commonly difficult to get a fair settlement. Sadly, many accident victims in Wood Dale, IL and all over the United States never see true justice. They are stuck to settling for laughably low payments or miss out completely on receiving a financial recovery.

So how do you make sure you get a great accident settlement in Wood Dale, IL for your injuries? And what settlement amount is reasonable for your case? A great settlement is one that restores you and makes up for your total losses, both economic and non-economic. The best place to start is by getting an estimate for how much your accident injury claim is worth by using our personal injury calculator.

To get the complete compensation you need to be made whole again for your negligence-based Wood Dale, IL accident injuries, you must do the following:

  • Receive the necessary medical care. To foster a strong physical recovery and a financial recovery in the future, prioritize receiving complete medical care for your injuries. Focus on getting timely medical attention right away after the accident, continuing with the appointments and referrals to specialists your physician orders, and taking an active role in your care. Your medical treatment is vital to understanding the extent of your pain and suffering, any potential for lasting disability, and what it will take for you to reach your maximum medical recovery when you have been injured in an accident.
  • Hire the right accident lawyer. Indisputibly one of the most critical responsibilities you hold as an injury victim is finding the right accident lawyer in Wood Dale, IL. If someone else caused an accident that left you injured, you need a skilled Wood Dale, IL accident lawyer to represent you and protect your legal rights under civil law by negotiating a settlement on your behalf. Select an accident lawyer in Wood Dale, IL that you are confident in who has experience representing all kinds of accident victims. Do your part to research before you hire a lawyer, including understanding how to choose a law firm to represent you.
  • Prove negligence and your damages. After you have a talented Wood Dale, IL accident lawyer such as one of the lawyers of Burger Law, you are no longer in the fight alone; you have an advocate in your fight for a full recovery. Your biggest charge is working with your lawyer and receiving their advice. To secure your complete recovery, your Wood Dale, IL accident lawyer must be able to demonstrate that your case meets the requirements of a personal injury case in Illinois, including showing that the liable party failed to meet their duty to keep you safe and that their breach of duty caused your injuries and other damages.
  • Negotiate. In your Illinois accident claim, receiving a great settlement all comes down to success in negotiations. A skilled personal injury accident attorney can be the only thing standing between you and insurance companies' decitful ploys in your Wood Dale, IL accident case. In the end, the compensation you take home in your accident claim depends on your lawyer's skill in demanding and negotiating full compensation. Your Burger Law personal injury accident attorney will not stop working for you until they get you maximum compensation using whatever means necessary. Some cases with good faith insurance adjusters are settled relatively quickly and easily in the negotiation stage, others may be resolved in mediation, and some go through the formal lawsuit process and could even go to trial. With years of experience and hundreds of victims' lives restored, your Burger Law accident lawyer will demand justice for you and your family in an Illinois civil court trial if that is what it takes to get you a full recovery.

The most important things you can do after being injured in an accident are to get medical attention and contact an accident lawyer in Wood Dale, IL immediately. Work with a lawyer from an accomplished Wood Dale, IL law firm like Burger Law who has an impressive track record of winning the highest possible settlements in accident cases like yours and make sure they are willing to discuss your case for free before you make a hiring decision. Burger Law's Wood Dale, IL accident lawyers answer all your questions for free and will sit down with you to understand the details of your case — and determine whether your case warrants pursuit and a lawyer would add value to your claim — before you choose to hire us. Get the free case review now at (314) 500-HURT.


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Win your Wood Dale, IL Claim with a Dedicated Wood Dale, IL Accident Lawyer

When you are in an accident caused by another person's negligence and left with injuries, time is of the essence. You only have a limited amount of time to attempt to make a recovery under Illinois' statute of limitations and every moment counts. The sooner you find an accident lawyer you can trust to represent you, the more effectively they will be able to argue your case and negotiate on your behalf.

Our eloquent and accomplished Wood Dale, IL accident lawyers tenatiously represent you every step of the way. You do not have to shoulder the burden of an injury claim alone. You deserve the great recovery you can only get with the help of a dedicated and diligent Burger Law accident lawyer. If you have been injured in a Wood Dale, IL accident due to someone else's negligence, speak to a Wood Dale, IL accident lawyer right away at (314) 500-HURT or online.

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